Pretty Porsches

25 Mar

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I know, I know, two posts in one day! But I promise this is a quick one and mostly eye candy! 😉 We spent a morning exploring the Porsche (truly pronounced ‘Porsh-ah’) museum earlier this week and I forgot all about sharing the pictures. You may remember a while back that we visited the Mercedes Museum and loved it- definitely check out that post if you missed it because it was such a neat place with SO much history. Well, Porsche was also lovely and we learned alot. It’s a smaller place, but equally as sleek and modern and sexy. Think rounded corners, shiny white marble everywhere and lots of moving parts. And unlike Mercedes, this museum focuses more on the nitty gritty- the engines, the horsepower, the cylinders, lots of true race cars…Can’t wait to take my Dad there when he comes back to visit- he will absolutely love it!

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First Porsche, built on a horse carriage. It’s completely unrestored. 

Just a quick history in a nutshell because, well, it’s me. Ferdinand Porsche started his company in 1931 here in Stuttgart. He offered motor vehicle development work and consulting, but didn’t build any cars under his name. One of the first assignments the new company received was from the German government to design a car for the people, that is a Volkswagen (Volks = people, Wagen = car). This resulted in the Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most successful car designs of all time. The Porsche 64 was then developed in 1939 using many components from the Beetle. Today, Porsche specializes in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Porsche AG is still headquartered- and built- in Stuttgart, and is owned by Volkswagen AG, which is itself majority-owned by Porsche Automobil Holding SE. 

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Porsche actually designed the world’s first fire truck, complete with a bell for alerts and water hose.

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Did you know that Porsche started Volkswagen? I didn’t! They believed that even the common family deserved the luxury of a car.

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That’s a young kid walking past the car. It’s that low!

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My favorite car in the museum. One of the factory workers thought that it looked like ‘a fat pig,’ that became its name- and the inspiration for its design. Those are the cuts of meat 🙂

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This doesn’t do it justice, but a grown man could lay down across the hood and still not reach each side- that’s how wide it is! And it didn’t even come up to my waist, it’s that low!

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And now, I saved the best one for last. Nah, I’m just kidding- I saved today’s lesson for last. “You can’t win ’em all.” Heehee.

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